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God is Good!

  • Posted on August 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I rarely indulge in spiritual or religious announcements on this blog, but this time I simply cannot resist. As you may be aware, my family has been struggling lately. Things got especially difficult last month.

But after the darkness, there is light!

For starters, I have been admitted to Rutgers University and I will soon be starting my fall classes! I will be studying Public Administration and learning how to create the nonprofit organization that is taking shape in my mind. I’m very excited!

I’m also seeing more freelancing opportunities and earning more income. I’m at the point in my career where I feel like I’m holding one of those Magic 8 balls with the triangle telling me, “All signs point to yes.” With that thought, though, comes a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy flashback—all I need now is to discover what the question is!

More than anything, I have to say that God is good, because I’m in much better spirits. Whatever comes, He will see us through. Along the way, we will know the joy He gives us. For now, that’s more than enough!

And, of course, the boys’ school is starting up soon. Willy is entering high school. Life is going to have a whole new normal for us to deal with. And I’m not even feeling anxious about it!

Hardships and Progress

  • Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

The bad news is that my family has been struggling financially. Too many long-term freelance projects ended too close together. Those that remain are inadequate by themselves. Replacement projects have been hard to find in this lingeringly difficult economy. I’m being considered for several employment positions, but those are taking too long to meet immediate needs. So, it’s been a struggle for us, especially considering the financial hardships have impacted the boys and altered their routines. They’re not happy about it.

Of course, it’s not that I haven’t had work to do. This experience has kept me very motivated to make as much progress as possible with my book, while still seeking out other opportunities. I’m accumulating a very nice word count and I expect I’ll be able to keep that up. The project is taking shape quite nicely.

So, I’ll take the bad with the good and continue to pray that things get lastingly better very soon.